June 10, 2017
EUGENE, Ore. - The 2017 collegiate outdoor season came to a close for the men of the University of Cincinnati track and field team as Macklin Tudor placed 10th overall in the discus at the NCAA Final at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday afternoon. Tudor, a senior, was the final men’s competitor to see action at the national meet and finished his career with his first USTFCCCA All-America honors at the Division I level, earning a place on the second team.
// TUDOR PLACES 10TH
Tudor opened his competition with a foul before coming back and hitting a toss of 57.86m (189-10), which placed him ninth overall at the time of his throw. He then entered the ring for his final attempt of the preliminary round sitting in 10th place and recorded a mark of 56.36m (184-11), which kept him in 10th place, one shy of advancing to the final and a chance to score points in the Top 8. Despite the finish, Tudor had a remarkable season in which he won the discus and shot put at the American Athletic Conference Championships to earn the Male Performer of the Meet honor while also breaking the school and conference records in both events. While today’s result closes out his UC career, he still has at least one more meet ahead of him as he will take part in the U.S. Senior National Championship in Sacramento, Calif., later this month.
// ALL-AMERICA HISTORY
With his USTFCCCA All-America Second Team accolade attained, Tudor became the 12th different UC man to earn All-America honors outdoors in program history with his honor standing as the 16th award overall outdoors for the men. By earning All-America accolades, Tudor joined Adrian Valles, who earned first-team honors Wednesday, as All-Americans this outdoor season, tying for the most in a single outdoor meet in program history with two awards. The previous times it happened came in 2004, 2001 and 2013. Including cross country and indoor track and field, Tudor is now the 14th different UC man to earn All-America honors while collecting the 25th all-time award in men’s program history.
// TEAM SCORING
The men’s portion of the 2017 NCAA Final came to a close Friday with all 21 events being scored. Florida won the team title with 61.5 points with Texas A&M (59.5), Virginia (36) and Arkansas (33) rounding out the Top 4 teams that earned trophies. The Bearcats scored eight points to tie for 33rd overall with seven other schools, including BYU, Colorado State, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, Southeast Louisiana and UCLA.
// TEAM FINISH HISTORY
With Valles’ runner-up finish in the pole vault, the team scored eight points and finished in a tie for 33rd overall in the final men’s standings, the fourth-best outdoor finish in men’s program history. The placement, when combined with the team’s indoor results, is the sixth-best showing all-time in men’s team history while the finish also stands as the seventh-best all-time when including the women’s indoor and outdoor results. Based upon points, the eighth points ranks as a tie for the second-best score by a UC men’s team (indoor and outdoor) behind the 13 points scored in 1973 and tying the eight points scored in 1972.
// IN THE BLOCKS
The final day of action gets underway for the Bearcats Saturday at 3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET) with Loretta Blaut taking part in the high jump. The event will be shown live on ESPN3 (WatchESPN) and may be featured during ESPN’s live broadcast as well.
2017 NCAA Final • Day 3 (6/9/17)
10. Macklin Tudor - 57.86m (189-10) - All-American
Men’s Team Standings (FINAL)
1. Florida - 61.5
2. Texas A&M - 59.5
3. Virginia - 36.0
4. Arkansas - 33.0
5. Auburn - 24.0
33. CINCINNATI - 8.0
2017 USTFCCCA All-Americans
First Team (1)
Valles, Adrian - Men’s Pole Vault
Second Team (5)
Bisiolu, Haisha - Women’s 4x400m Relay
Gesicki, Deanna - Women’s 4x400m Relay
Lattimore, Tiona - Women’s 4x400m Relay
Robinson, Bryana - Women’s 4x400m Relay
Tudor, Macklin - Men’s Discus